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7 Macaron Filling Recipes

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I am a Mother Grandmother and love to cook and bake. My family love to sample my new recipes and enjoy all the old favourites.

Looking for some new filling ideas for macarons? Here are seven easy, unique recipes.

Looking for some new filling ideas for macarons? Here are seven easy, unique recipes.

What Are Macarons?

Macarons are sweet meringue-based confections made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond flour, and food coloring. They were born in Italy in 1533 by the chef of Catherine de Medicis in 1533 at the time of her marriage to the Duc d'Orleans who became king of France in 1547 as Henry I. They are different than macaroons, which are entirely different cookies since they are coconut-based.

Many macaron recipes call ganache, buttercream, or jam fillings. The recipes included here are unique takes on classic flavors. Try the mango ganache first and let me know what you think! Remember to always be gentle with macrons when filling them.

Ingredients for mango ganache macaron filling

Ingredients for mango ganache macaron filling

1. Mango Ganache

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe mango, chopped
  • 150 grams (approx. 5 1/4 ounces) white chocolate

Instructions

  1. Chop mango into pieces and puree until smooth. Press puree through a sieve and put 120 grams (approx. 4 1/4 ounces) into a saucepan.
  2. Melt white chocolate over a double boiler.
  3. Heat the mango puree until hot and pour over chocolate. Stir until smooth.
  4. Put the bowl in refrigerator until firm enough to hold shape.
Mango ganache filling on a macaron

Mango ganache filling on a macaron

Ingredients for raspberry buttercream macaron filling

Ingredients for raspberry buttercream macaron filling

2. Raspberry Butter Cream

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup soft butter
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 4 tablespoons raspberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Blend together the butter and half of the sugar. Add in jam, cream, and vanilla extract.
  2. Gradually add the rest of the sugar until the mixture is soft enough to sandwich two macarons gently together.
Macarons with vanilla buttercream filling

Macarons with vanilla buttercream filling

3. Vanilla Butter Cream

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups of confectioners sugar

Instructions

  1. Beat all of the ingredients together until the mixture is soft and creamy but stiff enough to use on your macarons.
Macaron filling with chocolate ganache

Macaron filling with chocolate ganache

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4. Chocolate Ganache

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces dark bitter chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed

Instructions

  1. Place chopped chocolate in a large bowl.
  2. Heat cream in a small saucepan.
  3. Gently stir in chocolate.
  4. Let stand for one minute.
  5. Add the butter and mix until very smooth.
  6. Put in the refrigerator until thick enough to spread on chocolate macarons.
Macaron orange cream filling ingredients

Macaron orange cream filling ingredients

5. Orange Cream Filling

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • Zest of an orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, add the sugar, orange juice, orange zest, and orange extract.
  2. Heat and reduce mixture until it becomes a thick syrup. This will take about 6-7 minutes.
  3. Cool the syrup completely.
  4. In another bowl, whip up the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract.
  5. Add the cooled syrup mixture and fold in.
  6. Put the filling gently onto your prepared orange macaroons.

Enjoy!

Lemon curd filling ingredients

Lemon curd filling ingredients

6. Lemon Curd Filling

Ingredients

  • 200 grams (approx. 7 ounces) powdered sugar
  • 100 grams (approx. 3 1/2 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 4 organic unwaxed lemons, zest, and juice
  • 3 free-range eggs, plus one yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Put the sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and lemon zest and juice into a heatproof bowl. Put the bowl over a gently simmering pot of water.
  2. Stir the mixture well until the butter is melted.
  3. Stir the lightly whisked eggs and yolk into the lemon mixture and whisk until well combined.
  4. Cook for 10-12mins until the mix is thickened, stirring occasionally.
  5. When the mixture coats the back of the spoon it is ready.
  6. Remove from heat and cool.
  7. Once cooled, use it as a delicious filling for your macarons.
  8. If you find it isn't thick enough, use some cornstarch to thicken.

7. White Chocolate Vanilla Ganache

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons double cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 175 grams (approx. 6 1/4 ounces) high-quality white chocolate

Instructions

  1. Heat cream and vanilla extract until it comes to the boil.
  2. Take the cream off the heat and add chocolate.
  3. Stir until smooth.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until thickened.
  5. Sandwich macarons gently together with thickened cream.

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Questions & Answers

Question: What is the best chocolate to use for white chocolate vanilla ganache?

Answer: I usually use white chocolate that is 32-38% fat. The fat determines the creaminess of the ganache. So it doesn't really matter which brand.

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